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NCJ Number: 163261 Find in a Library
Title: Violence and Homicide: Another Facet of Substance Abuse
Author(s): G Mendez; W Shabazz; N P Wood; J Spurlock; R Sutton
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Urban League
Washington, DC 20005
Sale Source: National Urban League
1111 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a summary of a panel discussion on measures that African Americans can take to deal with violence, crime, and substance abuse in their communities.
Abstract: A crime prevention specialist from the Tampa, FL, Urban League, spoke on the need for African Americans to have positive role models, persons to talk to young people and teach them a sense of dignity and pride so they and their communities can combat the negative influences they are experiencing in society. A speaker from the Division of Injury Epidemiology and Control, Centers for Disease Control, talked about homicide from national and local points of view, and discussed the black family and the concept of networking. The Deputy Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association, discussed the relevance of a negative sense of self to black violence, as well as to self-destructiveness. The Administrator, Philadelphia Injury Prevention Program, Department of Public Health, discussed that group's efforts to determine why it takes so long for victims of violence to be served by the police, emergency medical services, and the hospital. The article includes an overview of the major discussion points of the conference.
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Community involvement; Community support; Crime prevention measures; Ethnic groups; Homicide; Homicide causes; Social network analysis; Social organization
Note: From Proceedings of a National Conference on Preventing Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Black Community, 1990.
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